What’s on your mind?

I love what I do, my job. I enjoy helping friends move ahead in business through the fraternity. People like to do business with real people. It’s also one of the reasons why I’m enjoying the publishing industry a whole lot more these days. People are making themselves a much more accessible. Real people. It’sContinue reading “What’s on your mind?”

Let’s look after our mates …

Over the years I’ve discovered that success is powered by three things: The formula for success = your human capital (what you know) multiplied by your social capital (who you know) times your reputation (who trusts you.) You can take away all my money and even my customer list, but if I can keep my ‘smarts,’ my business relationships and reputation,Continue reading “Let’s look after our mates …”

community get-together

We’re all aware of the effect people have on our everyday routines. Whether there’s a smile, offers of help, direction or support of well-being, it’s the people in your life that count. As human beings, it is said we’re at our best among communities. Most of us tend to engage others of a like mind.Continue reading “community get-together”

The conjurer

My offer? My business?  It’s simple. Help others put more wins on the board. When people become more successful as a by-product of something I’ve provided, that’s a win for me. When they are not so successful? I’ll try to think of other ways to help those in need. There is no trickery, it’s prettyContinue reading “The conjurer”

What then?

  ‘What’s so good about networking Charlie?’ It’s been a few years since I started my blog and most of you have been extremely tolerant of my persistent business focus, thanks for that. I’m very happy that some of what I’ve shared has been useful as well and in answer to that question – ‘what’s soContinue reading “What then?”

The Christmas Presence

So, it’s not long ’til Christmas! What are you planning between now and then Charlie? My friend and I were meeting to discuss the opening chapter for his new book – something I was looking forward to getting started prior to the annual holiday. Coffee and the pastries were ordered as we sat down… Well,Continue reading “The Christmas Presence”

Dream on

So Doug said that I was only looking out for myself, lining my own pockets and that I really only make ‘it’ all up as I go along … There are times when hearing a declaration such as this that I deny all knowledge, refute the evidence and argue until I was almost ‘blue inContinue reading “Dream on”

Faith in me

Mike and I have faith in a similar business field. I’m committed to spending my time building professional networks, I’m told that I’m good at what I do, my experience over the years has brought out the best in others and although it’s business at the sharp end, real ‘trenches stuff,’ it’s hugely satisfying. TodayContinue reading “Faith in me”

December, morning coffee…

It was a typically dark, cold December morning and I was more than pleased when Natasha (and coffee) arrived, just as I surveyed the setting for today’s business over breakfast. We wouldn’t be alone for long though, as approaching headlights suggested the first of our company this morning were on their way. Nice and earlyContinue reading “December, morning coffee…”

community network

Community-focused networking has lots of benefits, some are immediately evident, others need clarification and I was witness to this just recently as around twenty met over ‘brunch.’ Our guest was Michael has a lot of domestic responsibility, being the ‘office at home’ and supporting two young kids. He loved the idea of opportunity through engagement,Continue reading “community network”